Target Audience

This course is designed for orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses, residents and students.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be better able to:

  • Review and critique current treatment options for sports-related and knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries.
  • Evaluate management strategies for joint replacement that optimize outcomes and minimize complications in younger and older patients.
  • Review the latest applications and treatment options for fractures around the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, upper and lower extremities, and foot and ankle.
  • Examine current approaches to patellofemoral, meniscal and articular cartilage surgery.
  • Examine how new practice management services and approaches integrated into the daily office flow can better serve patients.
  • Summarize preferred surgical approaches for joint replacement, knee ligamentous reconstruction, shoulder stabilization and the preferred use of arthroscopic applications.
  • Describe new technology and techniques utilized in the orthopedic surgical setting including instrumentation, intra-operative imaging, navigation, robotics and other innovations that may improve overall patient care and patient satisfaction.
  • Assess the use of registries in patient care, their benefits and limitations, and how orthopedic surgeons can incorporate their use in everyday practice.
  • Address common concerns which may affect patient outcomes, including but not limited to pain, infection, blood loss, and venous thrombolic disease.
This continuing medical education activity is provided by

ACCREDITATION: Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: Vindico Medical Education designates this live activity for 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

FACULTY/PLANNER DISCLOSURE POLICY: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to mitigate and disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

NOTICE: Faculty, topics, program schedule and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program director and the Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.